• Family,  Health,  Kids

    Get out of your own way

    Sometimes I don’t feel like I have enough patience. I don’t feel like reminding my children a half a dozen times to do something. I don’t feel like cleaning up the living room for the tenth time this week. I don’t feel like cooking dinner for one adult and two children (who never want to eat the same meal). Sometimes I don’t feel like getting on the treadmill or exercising at all. Sometimes I don’t feel like being an adult. And sometimes my feeling are real… I may not feel like being an adult, or being patient, or being healthy, but I know that I want my children to look…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Health,  Kids,  Style

    Advice for my daughter

    On International Women’s Day I think of my daughter and this is my advice to her… Make the decision to be different. Use your unique qualities to inspire others rather than compete with them. Don’t imitate, choose your own passion. Take a new direction and try a brand new path. Pave the way for yourself. Choose goals that are worth the struggle because in the end when you achieve them they will feel that much better in your grasp. Be yourself because nobody else was meant for the role. Celebrate difference. Applaud creativity. Encourage love. Build each other up. Compliment what you like and be smart enough to ignore what…

  • Family,  Food,  Kids,  Style

    Little love for our classmates

    The kids and I worked on creating simple and sweet valentines for their friends and classmates! One had to be “candy-free” because of school policy so we decided to do a fun Valentie offering a cute saying and gift! The other Valentine my little lady is handing out to her kindergarten class! Kids love lollipops (if candy is allowed). I thought “I’m a sucker for you” would make the kids giggle! I printed the cards from home and used a Google app called “Fotor” to create them. It offers free templates and the ability to custom design your project! The bouncy balls came from the $3.00 section at Target and the…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Health,  Kids

    A parent’s love

    It’s funny how even in the adult years a mother still wants to protect their child. As parents, we have hopes, dreams, opinions, and concerns for our children that are no different when they become adults. I understand that, in fact, I know I’ll be exactly the same way with my little boy thirty years from now. Actually, I’ll be that way forever with my both of my children. I think as parents we never stop wanting happiness for our children. We want to raise kind and intelligent little humans who turn into kind and intelligent adults. My goal is to always allow my children to experience life. While I’m behind the scenes…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Kids,  Style

    Simple Halloween Craft

    With Halloween quickly approaching the kids and I wanted to create a simple and spooky gift idea for teachers and friends.  It’s a fun and easy to do craft. Especially if your little trick-or-treaters are as excited and busy as mine! Prep, creation, clean-up and drying all in under 20 minutes! The Supplies: 1 Mason Jar 5 Small bags of candy (we went with spooky eyeballs) Ribbon Fake Spider Hot Glue The Process: Fill mason jar with candy. Screw top on the mason jar and place spider. Hot glue your spider in wherever you see fitting. Allow glue to dry. Finish by tying off with a festive ribbon.

  • Family,  Kids

    A Mother’s First Day of School Prayer

    My baby left the house today for his first day in the First Grade. I can still close my eyes and relive holding him for the very first time. I open my eyes again and suddenly he is seven years old. The time goes by and our children grow in what feels like overnight. It such an amazing journey to be a part of. In honor of the first day of school and all the other parents out there, I wanted to share this “prayer” with you.  I can relate to it in every sense. The excitement, concern, curiosity, love, a little bit of heartbreak letting go, and of course hope. We all want our children to succeeded.…

  • Happenings,  Kids,  Style

    Project Undercover “A Taste of Summer.”

    For those of you who have never heard of Project Undercover prepare to be amazed. In the state of Rhode Island alone over 45,000 children don’t have access to clean, new underwear, socks and diapers. Project undercover provides these bare necessities to children living in poverty. This amazing organization aims in 2015 to provide 1 million diapers and 180,000 pairs of socks and underwear to over two dozen partner agencies in Providence and around the state. Their belief is that every children deserves a clean, dry bottom and I couldn’t agree more! Last night I had the pleasure or working and attending “A taste of summer.”  It was Project Undercover’s annual…

  • Family,  Health,  Kids

    “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”

    Ever heard the saying “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness?” Over the past 7 seven years I’ve had the opportunity to have both. I’ve experienced the freedom and happiness in my career because I chose to be a full time mom.  I bowed out of the workforce and hunkered down at home to raise my son.  I was a first time mom who thought nothing of putting my career on hold. Some people may say that’s a privilege and others say a sacrifice. I happen to agree with both. I didn’t know any different because that is what being a mother meant to me. Boy, have times changed since 2008! I shutter at…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Kids

    Kona Ice

    Before yesterday I had never heard of or seen a Kona Ice truck. Wow, was I missing something! It was a good day to be a kid yesterday. The Kona Ice truck stopped by my son’s first swim meet and the kids and I were blown away. First, I should say I am used to being talked into buying an $10 snow cone at the circus or some other type of venue. Ice that is way over priced. To my surprise the ice cones from Kona Ice are $2.00 for a perfectly sized cup.  The kids got to flavor this own ice cone with a variety of liquid flavors.  They couldn’t…

  • Family,  Kids

    The Story of Summer…

    Every summer has it’s own story….I am beyond excited for this summer. I can’t wait to hear what 2015’s story will be. I snapped this photo this morning. I chaperoned my son’s kindergarten class field trip to our town beach. I was caught up by the beauty all around me and the excitement of the 19 five to six year olds with me! The kids were thrilled to be at the beach and I couldn’t help but think how lucky I am to raise my children by the sea. The beach is my happy place. My son and daughter are definitely coastal kids. They are my Cape Cod babies transplanted to Rhode Island. Lucky, lucky us. Make sure…